18.9 KW Solar PV & Tesla Powerwall Whole-Home Backup Grid-tied Net-metering system in Coquitlam, BC.
Date Installed: June 2021
Grid-Tied or Off-Grid: Grid-Tied
Net-Metering: Yes, BCHydro $0.10 per kWh exported (sold back)
System Size: 18.9 Kilowatt (KW)
Amount, Wattage, cell type of Solar Panels: 54x 350W 120-cell split-cell modules.
Brand & Model Number of Solar Panels: Hanwha Q-cells Q-peak.
Module Roof Arrangement: Split-array S/E/W & multiple building (Main House & Laneway):-
Brand & Model Number of Central/String Inverter system: Solaredge HD-WAVE SE-11400-US (11.4) & 1x Solaredge HD-WAVE SE-5000-US (5K) inverters with Stand-alone Solaredge Smart EV Charger (PV-optimized).
Type of Micro Inverter or DC Power Optimizer system: 54x Solaredge P505 Worldwide Power Optimizers.
Brand of Racking system used: Kinetic (Canadian Manufactured), with Roofteck RT mini deck mounts.
Soladeck Roof Electrical Junction boxes: 2 used.
Integrated Web Monitoring & Smartphone Application: Included.
Warranties: 25 years on Panels, 12 Years for Inverter, 25 Years for Optimizers, 20 Years for Racking, 10 Years for Workmanship.
British Columbia BCHydro Net Metering Application: Qualified and receiving 10 cents per kWh of excess Solar exported.
Solar Battery Storage system: 3x TESLA POWERWALL 2.0 Lithium Batteries 13.5kWh each (40.5kWh total capacity).
Whole Home Backup or Critical Load Backup: Whole Home backup- Installed Tesla Backup Gateway (BMS) and CT's at the meter location to intercept the main incoming supply so now the entire home is backed up. This home can now be self-powered under self-consumption mode with a chosen set % for emergency backup during power outages. Tesla Powerwall allows the system to sell the excess solar energy back to BCHydro via net-metering as well as allowing the property to remain self-powered, potentially Off-Grid indefinitely during a power outage. The system includes a real-time monitoring application so that the customer can manage/balance their electrical loads during grid failure.
Vancouver Solar installed my solar panel system. The install went really well and I can say the workmanship and system is top notch! Tarum is very professional and always kept me apprised of everything. Tarum has a huge amount of experience and knowledge in solar systems worldwide and it shows when you observe him in action. I would recommend Vancouver Solar to anyone!
G.Thomson. Coquitlam, BC.